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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Big-time days itch forever

Pictured is The Barbara Joseph trained Caulfield Cup hopeful,  Aint Seen Nothin, at trackwork in Canberra this morning being ridden by regular track rider Luke Pepper.  Barbara Joseph leads the mare  from the track..   Picture by Pat Scala pds Tuesday the 16th of September 2003.   Age Sport Canberra.  SPECIALX HORSES

David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.


Queanbeyan Cup loses lustre to Thunderbolt

Sport: Queanbeyan Cup 2013. Action on the field. Jockey Deanne Panya rides the winning horse Celtic Soul. 27th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Cup's grip on the mantle as QRacing's feature race is slipping.

Onthelookout takes crew for a wild ride

SPORT 18.2.12 Horse racing at Warwick Farm
winner Onthelookout
ridden by Adam Hyerronimus


David Polkinghorne Could a casual chat in the lead-up to Black Opal Stakes day between trainer and owner lead to the ''Steven Bradbury of racing'' ending Black Caviar's 24-race winning streak at Randwick on Saturday?


Olive lines up latest debutant

David Polkinghorne Nick Olive gets excited when he takes a horse to the races - those three zeroes in the runs-wins-places columns could lead to the next Black Caviar-esque winning streak.

Good things come in threes

David Polkinghorne Our regular Lucky Lobster Kyle Mackey-Laws is away this week, which bodes well for punters who enjoy returns that aren't purely scratchings as David 'Polky' Polkinghorne fills in.


Odds seem deceiving for Williams's big Guineas chance

David Polkinghorne THE BIG rain has put a dampener on trainer Danny Williams's Canberra Guineas hope Deceiver's in the 1400 metre listed three-year-old sprint.

Queen of Canberra under the hammer

Queanbeyan Age. 6-1-12. Performers of 2011. Karuta Queen. Photo by Paul Rovere

David Polkinghorne Karuta Queen's sensational victory in the Magic Millions captured the imagination of Canberra at the same time supermare Black Caviar's record-breaking winning streak was starting to capture the...